The Danish government, together with the majority in the Parliament have agreed to strengthen the role of local influence on coastal green energy projects development such as offshore wind. According to Wind Denmark, it may stop the possibility of market-driven offshore wind development and leaves the question of how Denmark will secure enough green power to meet climate targets and the ambitions for the PtX industry up to 2030.
The agreement keeps the door open for market and local initiative to develop coastal facilities while giving affected municipalities and citizens more say. It will give the municipalities concerned a right of veto.
Wind Denmark maintains its criticism of the democratically very far-reaching introduction of a municipal veto right for projects within 15 km. It also refers to the agreement’s decision to close the scheme to offshore wind projects further away than 15 km. This will make the green transition more expensive because it limits the possibility of market-driven development.
According to the Danish government, the agreement secures the future of the open-door scheme, which will not only cover wind and wave energy but will now also allow new technologies such as offshore photovoltaics to be established.